Second Lieutenant Alexander Smith

Second Lieutenant Alexander Noel Smith, 7th Battalion, Northumberland Fusiliers. He died in France,aged 20, on 26th September 1916 of wounds received in action during the Battle of the Somme. He was the son of Thomas and Mary Smith of Berwick and is buried in Boulogne Eastern Cemetery, Pas de Calais, France. He was wounded in the attack on ” Sunken Trench ” in the Mametz Wood sector where the Battalion suffered heavy casualties especially in Officers with 3 killed and 7 wounded. Other Ranks lost 114 killed and 219 wounded and little ground was gained.

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